I'll admit it. I'm a "LeBron Hater". I hope the Magic end Cleveland's season tonight.
The sad thing is, it's not LeBron's fault that I cheer for his opponents.
Blame it on the media.
Blame it on Doyel. http://www.cbssports.com/columns/st
Blame it on The Four Letter Network.
Blame it on the Hype Machine that has crammed "King James" down our throats since even before he was ever drafted.
Other than make a complete joke of himself with his "Crab Dribble" explaination on a travelling violation, LeBron Jaames has done nothing to annoy me. His lovers on the other hand...
When a guy has a shoe contract before he has an NBA contract, yeah, that doesn't exactly make me want to root for the guy. Don't get me wrong. I don't blame LeBron for signing the shoe deal. I blame the shoe company for paying him millions before he was even drafted. But it still is a reason for me to hope someone beats him.
When a guy is labelled "King James" before he ever even steps onto the court for an NBA preseason game, yeah, I hope his team gets smoked.
When I read headline after headline that says "Orlando Wins; LeBron Scores 44", I want to puke.
Some people may call me jealous. It's not that.
Let me give you an example:
Ever eaten Rice Krispie Treats? I love those things. But, could you imagine eating them all day? 4 or 5 meals a day every day? You'd get sick to your stomach.
That's my problem with the NBA (Nothing But lebron Association). I don't care how good he is. if you do nothing but shove him down my throat all day every day, I will not only get sick of him, I will also get sick of you. Memo to David Stern and the sports media outlets: LeBron is not the only player in the NBA. And, unless something incredible happens, he won't be playing in the NBA Finals.
I can see the headlines now:
Team That Doesn't Have LeBron Makes NBA Finals.